About William and Phyllis Mack
William L. Mack (W’61) is a former Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and now a Trustee Emeritus. He has served on the Wharton Board of Overseers since 1998 and began a three-year term as Chair in 2013; he was formerly a member and Chair of the Wharton Undergraduate Executive Board, where he provided invaluable counsel. He was Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of Wharton’s Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center. Mr. Mack is the Chairman of the Mack Real Estate Group, a real estate investment firm. He was the Founder and Chairman of AREA Property Partners, a major global real estate investment company. In addition, Mr. Mack is Chairman of the Board of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, one of the nation’s largest real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Mrs. Mack serves on the board of Penn’s Institute of Contemporary Art and has hosted many Wharton/Penn events.
In 2001, William and Phyllis Mack established the Mack Center through a generous gift. The Macks also funded the Center’s transition to the Mack Institute for Innovation Management in 2013.